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With EQG2 being leaked onto YouTube, I was able to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Overall, it was somewhat better than the first, but still pretty bad. What I liked and didn't can be summed up with a bunch of bullet points:
-Story seems to have a good bit more thought put into it, less story-breaking flaws
-Sunset Shimmer actually having character, amazing. Still a huge waste of "Celestia's past student" though.
-Flash Sentry having a little bit more character...but still mostly "CuteFace McHunkyBoy"
-The songs didn't suffer from "Why is there a song here"-syndrome like some in the first movie did
-Trixie and CMC actually had a purpose instead of being pointless filler/pandering
-Still horrible "human" designs
-Still full of formulaic forgettable pop songs
-Still trying to force a romance between Twilight and Brad
-Loaded with even more background pony and "fan favorite" pandering
-Pinkie still screeching half her lines and being a LOLRANDUMB comic relief.
-RD being incredibly topcunt for no apparent reason, even before the Dazzlings
-Again, the villains get caught up in a school event when they don't really need to. It helps, but still seems somewhat contrived.
-And said villains' plans are the generic "take over the world" crap
-Villains themselves felt kinda bland and generic. "The 3 Evil Stooges", with the evil leader, uninterested second one, and "Pinkie ripoff comic relief" third one.
-And the orange-haired one's voice was too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
-Twilight is able to SCIENCE the portal open again, completely retconning one of the major pressures of the last movie
-And again, the other 5 aren't allowed to go because the story calls for only Twilight and Spike going
-Even less "pony world" in this movie than the last one, making it feel even more contrived that Twilight is going back yet again instead of using the Twilight that is already in Monster High World
-The other 5 seem to have mostly forgotten about all of the "friendship" stuff they learned in the previous movie which, according to this movie, only took place maybe a week prior.
Not as bad as the first movie, but still very disappointing in that instead of a creative fantasy story, we got another cliche highschool story crammed full of fanservice and formulaic pop songs.
Oh well. Now back to our regularly scheduled ponies. Until next year's EQG movie.
And no, I haven't stopped writing. I'm just a lazyass.
11w, 2dObligatory Bronycon 2014 Summary4 comments · 101 views
While I'm not exactly back home yet (still at the hotel actually, waiting to check out), I figured I'd write a little summary of my mostly-lovely Bronycon 2014 experience. Despite bouts of nausea, I found it to be overall enjoyable!
The badge pickup seemed to go a lot smoother than last year, which was nice. I was only in line for about an hour and a half, compared to 2 hours and 15 minutes of last year.
Friday was decent enough; even though I had to bail out of the cosplay photoshoot early due to not feeling well, I enjoyed the rest of the day. The "paper to ponies" panel was nice, despite Jim taking a shot at those who didn't like EQG. Ech, I say!
Saturday was a lot more fun despite higher levels of nausea. Lots of cosplay panels, as well as the contest. The best part however was the GGG! Hoo boy, that was a blast. Even though I didn't get to ballroom dance very much, it was still very enjoyable! I was really shocked when Twilight came up and said the night was almost over. I looked at my phone and saw the time, and I was like "WTF it's 11 already?! How?!". Also felt quite sad when it was over because I wanted to dance some more! Ah well...next year, I guess. Maybe I'll make a suggestion to schedule more time for the event next year.
With the improvements I made to my Hoity cosplay, I got nothing but glowing compliments from people who took my picture. "Sick cosplay", "Perfect Hoity Toity", etc. But also a bunch of people calling me Fancy Pants, so...yeah. :P Had at least 40 people stop me to take my picture over the two days, as well as tons of photographers being present at the cosplay photoshoots, so I'm expecting a shitload of pictures! Also got a nice, fancy photo of myself from a fellow RI Brony.
As for the Vendor Hall, again this year, I didn't really find anything that caught my eye. The couple of things that I did take notice of, were both really damn overpriced. $85 for a 6-inch plush? ECH!
Not sure if any of you saw me at the convention, but I did run into Jake the Army Guy, which was lovely. Not exactly difficult to find me though, seeing as I was pretty much the only Hoity Toity there! I saw a female Hoity but she was at a vendor booth; didn't see her anywhere else.
Overall, a very lovely time. Can't wait for next year!
EDIT: Finally found a couple photos of my cosplay. Not the best shots, but still decent enough.
11w, 5dOff to Bronycon 20142 comments · 59 views
Ahh, the day has finally come! Thursday morning I'll be heading to Baltimore for this year's BronyCon.
I'll have the same cosplay as last year (Hoity Toity) but with some very noticeable improvements! Overall I'm very pleased with the costume. Here's hoping I can at least get runner-up in the contest!
See y'all there.
62w, 5dBronycon!5 comments · 282 views
Yes, a blog post about my Bronycon experience! And also a test to find out exactly who gets notified of these blogs being posted. Not really sure how that works.
Aaaaanywho, it was pretty fuckin' fun overall. Despite bouts of nausea, I had a hell of a time there. The panels were decently fun, the vendor hall was pretty cool as well (even though I only ended up buying gifts for others), and there were some pretty badass cosplays there. Including mine! I was stopped on average every 3-5 minutes for someone to take my picture.....and despite that, I've only found 3 or 4 pictures of myself online so far. What's taking these people so long?!
I also seemed to be the only Hoity Toity there, though there were three Photo Finishes, and a Blueblood. So I wasn't completely alone in the "Canterlot Elite" photoshoot!
Here's a couple of the photos of myself that I've managed to find so far: http://imgur.com/a/3RjNv